# Linker Award

# The J. Burton Linker Award

The J. Burton Linker Fund, established by J. Burton Linker, Jr., ’44, of Chapel Hill, and Edward M. Linker of Martinsville, Va., in honor of UNC-CH Mathematics Professor J. Burton Linker, provides for the annual J. Burton Linker Award. **This departmental award is presented annually to a graduate teaching assistant who has shown the greatest effectiveness as a teacher of undergraduate mathematics courses.**

The award was established in honor of UNC-CH Mathematics Professor J. Burton Linker, who was recognized as a top scholar at UNC. His high standards and unique treatment of material made his classes unforgettable for most of his students. Math 141, “Differential Equations,” practically became synonymous with his name. Though he taught the same courses year after year, his students attested to his ability to make the material seem fresh, as though he were working the problems for the first time.

Past Recipients

**2024**: Joe Compton**2023**: Laurie Short**2022**: Katie Slyman**2021**: Taylor Rhoads

**2020**: Grace Conte**2018**: Zeliha Kilic and Andrew Prudhom**2017**: Francesca Bernardi**2016**: Cass Andrew Sherman**2015**: Nathaniel Bushek**2014**: Bevin Laurel Maultsby and Benjamin Noah Wilson**2013**: Andrea Overbay and Reed Ogrosky**2012**: Rachel Louise Bayless**2011**: Emily Laura Braley

**2010**: Ellen Gasparovic**2009**: Nathan Pennington**2008**: Andrea Richmond**2007**: Charles Hague**2006**: Emily Gamber**2005**: Elizabeth Sell**2004**: Stephen Lau**2003**: Jeffrey DiFranco**2002**: Rachelle DeCoste**2001**: James Bonn

**2000**: Kyle Kneisl**1999**: John Terilla**1998**: Jason Miller**1997**: Adam Fitzgerald and Robert Donnelly**1996**: Lisa DeMeyer**1995**: David Lyons**1994**: Julie Barnes and Karen Brown**1993**: Richard Hammock**1992**: Bathi Kasturiarachi**1991**: Lars Kjeseth**1990**: Donna Molinek**1989**: James Brawner**1988**: Mark McCombs and Terry Bridgman